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hill and there's a lot of fire being thrown. connell: you have been watching kathleen sebelius on what happened with the launch of obamacare. >> in these early weeks, access to healthcare.gov has been a miserably frustrating experience for too many americans including many who avoided years, there's the entire life for the security of health insurance. i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. let me sail directly to these americans you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems and committed turn your confidence back. dagen: talking about falling on your sword, kathleen sebelius looking to shoulder the blame for problems with the rollout of the health exchanges. continue to breakdown. connell: we will go back live as things heat up in the q&a, rich edson has been monitoring the whole thing and he joins us from washington d.c. with a latest on capitol hill. rich: she is confident by november 30th they will have a functioning web site but she did say when it comes to the miserably frustrating experience it has be
, the performance of kathleen sebelius in 40-odd minutes of testimony appears to be what? >> deceptive. >> liz? >> testy and misleading, unfortunately. stuart: say it again? >> misleading, unfortunately. stuart: misleading. one quick point, the last 18 minutes, 28 minutes, the dow jones industrial average has been open and it has been higher. we hit an all-time record high yesterday and we're up another 12 points, 13 points thus far this morning. very interesting that the stock market keeps going up when you've got all of these negative headlines, chaos to the obamacare rollout. the government shutdown, the debt crisis and yet, the dow is currently just shy of 15,700. all right, back to the hearing. >> here are some quotes from some of their recent letters. the situation we're in we would have to pay $170,000 in penalties under obamacare and the government picking the winners and losers, there's no wake be competitive if i have to raise my prices to cover $170,000. here are my options, do not pay the penalty. raise my prices go out of business. 8 a people lose their jobs. layoff 35 employees w
. kathleen sebelius clearly in the hot seat today. answering questions from members of congress, democrats and republicans, some very, very testy questions, all of our reporter and analysts are standing by. dana bash is up on capitol hill. gloria borger is here with me. so is elizabeth cohen. we've got our white house team in place. we're going to have full analysis right now. let's go to dana bash up on capitol hill. you watched these three and a half hours, dana. give us your thought how this went down because as i say, i this i a lot of people were watching. >> well, certainly people who are genuinely interested in trying to get answers that they don't have. there's no question hat secretary came with every intention of falling on her sword and she did several times, making clear that she was wrong would be up and running, that people would be able to activate it october 1st. see told tshe off the bat apolo. what i also thought was interesting beyond the sort of show you see in so many hearings, a real attempt on both sides, but mostly by democrats to try to explain something we have be
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius prepares for a capitol hill grilling on the website's rocky rollout. cnn has new information this morning about red flags raised well before the obama care site went live. cnn's brianna keilar is following all of this for us. what do we know? >> reporter: we've obtain a confidential report is serious warnings. i will tell you an obama administration spokesperson says this was not a dire warning but a list of things to do. when you look at it, chris, much of it reads like it was written in the weeks after the site launched, not before. almost a full month before healthcare.gov went live cgi, the main can thor working on the site highlighted glaring problems, a confidential report obtained by cnn raised red flags like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are iter it mittently unavailable, meaning the site stops working at times. plainly stated warnings and yet they weren't passed on to president obama. he didn't know there were problems until after the site
romney care also had a pretty rocky beginning. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius finally takes her turn in the hot seat, grilled for hours about the obama care website. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable for you for fixing these problems. >> and the national security agency pushing back against allegations that it penetrated google and yahoo! data centers while european you're pea a eur against u.s. claims that everybody spies. you're in the situation room. sebelius got a drilling today. president obama got out of town. he just gave a spirited defense of his health care law this boston where former rival mitt romney signed a very similar and successful massachusetts law less than a decade ago. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is standing by on capitol hill, but let's begin our coverage with our chief white house correspondent jim acosta. the president said he's responsible for obama care's flaws, but he also said that romney care also had a slow start. >> reporter: that's right. as you said, the president traveled up to boston to ma
but will pick up. joining him on the stage, deval patrick and state workers. kathleen sebelius answered questions from frustrated lawmakers on the botched rollout. what's next for the site and millions of canceled subpar plans. >> let me say directly to those americans, you deserve better. i apologize, i'm accountable to you to fixing the problems. >> is he keeping his promise to them? >> congresswoman, they can get health insurance. they must be offered new plans. >> some people like to drive a ford not a ferrari and some like to drink out of a red solo cup. >> hold me accountsable, i'm responsible. >> they never asked you to delay the launch date. >> they did not. frankly, i think it is not valuable at this point to do a lot of pointing blame, fixing the blame. what i want to do is fix the problem. i told the president that we were ready to go, clearly i was wrong. we were wrong. we knew that in any big new complicated system, there would be problems. no one ever imagined the volume of issues and problems that we've had. and we must fix it. >> and on other side of the hill, the senate
for his health care plan. secretary secretary kathleen sebelius trying to get some answers about the disastrous obama care rollout. nbc news steve handelsman joins us. >> part of the parade of horribles as president obama calls it is millions of americans losing their health care and that's happening here on capitol hill, obama hhs secretary kathleen sebelius says blame insurance companies for millionses of americans getting lers and emails that they're getting dropped. republicans said president obama, with the help of kathleen sebelius, won reelection promising that if you like your health care coverage, if you like your insurance, if you like your doctor you can keep them. that, said a republican, amounts to political deception. >> millions of individuals who by listening to speeches like yours voted believe in one thing and now found themselves without coverage and are now scrambling to find coverage. >> no worry, said sebelius and the democrats here at the hearing on capitol hill today. anybody who is dropped can get obama care. >> so this notion that people are being turned
secretary kathleen sebelius had a bad day on capitol hill, telling president obama kept his health care promise, that obama care is working while apologizing for the fact that it doesn't. i'm lou dobbs. >>> good evening, everybody. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius today testified before the house energy and commerce committee. on the disastrous obama carrollout. sebelius took responsibility for the website failure while making the outrageous claim that the website has actually never crashed. >> we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do to date, although i would suggest the website has never crashed, it is functional but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. >> and at the very moment that sebelius made that statement, the healthcare.gov system was down. and it stayed down for the duration of the hearing. sebelius did offer an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not lie when he repeatedly told americans
up residents. before president obama arrives, his top luntd, hhs secretary, kathleen sebelius, apologized for the problems that have thus far bedeviled the aca rollout. >> let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. and i'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. >> in a move that surprised exactly no one, republicans grilled the secretary about so-called website glitches and her boss' repeated assurance that everyone who liked their current plan could keep it. >> well, secretary, while you're from kansas, we're not in kansas anymore. some might say that we are actually in the wizard of oz land. >> who made the -- the problem with this whole debate is y'all won't tell us who made the decision. >> amazon would never do this. pro-flowers would never do this. kayak would never do this. >> some people like to drive a ford, not a ferrari. some people like to drink out of a red solo cup and not a crystal stem. you're taking away their choice. >> but this time democrats on the committ
. >> i am accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> taking the blame. >> kathleen sebelius. >> we were wrong. we must fix it. >> a few committee members. >> had their rehearsed one-liner. >> to be played on cable news. >> some people like to drive a ford not a ferrari. >> has a man ever delivered a baby. >> of come on in the water is fine. >> toto, we are not in kansas. >> the proverbial, we are not in kansas any more. >> you are from kansas. we are not in kansas anymore. >> you clearly, whatever. >> we are working overtime to improve it every day. >> that's good news. >> this is the hall where. >> mitt romney. >> pick any other republican in the country. >> he did the right thing on health care. >> he is the worst republican in the country. >> we are in this together. aened we are going to see it through. we are going to see this through! [ cheers and applause ] >> so sorry that we can't afford the rights to clips of wizard of oz. the secretary of health and human services faced hours of questions at a house committee hearing today about affordable care act. president obama by pa
in contrast to what happened up no capitol hill, kathleen sebelius came out of that hearing pretty well, wolf. >> jim acosta at the white house. >>> another new defense of the president and the obama care rollout today, this time from the former white house chief of staff now the mayor of chicago rahm emanuel. my colleague jake tapper sat down with the mayor and asked him about the problems with the web site and the mistakes that were made. >> do you think it was a mistake for the president to say if you like your health plan you can keep your health plan? >> i don't think it was a mistake at all. he was talking and everybody knew you guys covered it that what the indication was the employer-based plans. which 95% of people got their health man plans that way. >> there are criticisms from him he is disengaged. >> that is further from the truth about the president. i used to see him every morning, three or four times during the day and every evening before he went out. when i see him every morning he had read all the material that was presented to him by everybody and he knew going into the me
to the exchanges. >> if you can, will you? >> on capitol hill a rockier questioning for kathleen sebelius. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> republicans charged the website was not secure and applicant's financial data could be compromised. >> would you agree to shut down the system and do an end to end security test. >> no, sir. if you red the memo. >> oh, i have read it. >> that interface testing, daily, weekly. >> taken together the problems with the launch have given the republicans an opening to gain political traction. >> it is the president's ultimate responsibility. >> you clearly--whatever. yes, he is the president. he is responsible for government programs. >> so kathleen sebelius dismissive of that questioning. one thing that was interesting, there were several interesting things about this hearing a democrat, bruce braley of iowa closely questioned secretary tear sebelius, with all these problems could you delay that march 31st deadline with all these problems. she said no, the four months between december and march will be enough
services kathleen sebelius had a bad day on capitol hill. telling congress, president obama kept his health care promise and obamacare is working and apoll squeezing fo apologizt does not. i'm lou dobbs. >> good every ending -- evening, hhs secretary sebelius testified today. on the obamacare roll out. sebelius took responsibility for the web site failure, while making the claim that the web site had actually never crashed. >> we were anxious to get the web site up and running. and functional, which we have failed to do. to date, i would suggest that web site has never crashed. it is fund. al bufunctional but at a veryslw reliabilitiy. lou: at that moment, the hoff move system was down -- healthcare.gov system of down, and stayed down, sebelius offered a apology, and told the committee to hole her accountable for the ale lure, and insisting that the t presidd not lie when he told americans they could keep their health care insurance if they liked it. but when pressed if the president of the responsible for the law failures, she said, whatever, yes. he is the president. fox news chief congr
kathleen sebelius faced questions on everything from her website's technical shortcomings to its questionable security protocols. at times, heated. the testimony lasted more than three and a half hours. we have fox team coverage tonight. jim engle is here at the bureau on who sebelius blames for the millions of health care cancellation letters going out. what the president's comparison of his health care plan to his 2012 component's, but we begin on capitol hill where the political smoke still has not cleared. good evening, mike. >> good evening. kathleen sebelius defended the rollout of the president's health care law, but said ultimately, she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of health care dot guv. so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> chairman fred upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to the healthcare.gov launch. >> over the months leading up to october 1 launch, the secretary and her colleagues at hhs repeatedly looked us in the eye and testified that everything w
administration on defensive for another day. kathleen sebelius called the website a debacle. the president went on fe defense today comparing it to another launch that had it's share of problems. >> before obamacare there was romney care. visiting boston president obama said the come p comparison stil. you had a model that we built the affordable care bein care bs temperaturtelltemplate. >> the president says they'll be happier with a new plan. >> if you are getting that deal could mean a higher monthly ctv. zblrntle on dpol hill the republicans attacked the changes. kathleen sebelius was the second in a number of days to apologize for the healthcare.com debacle. the applicants financial data could be compromised. >> would you shutdown the system and give a security test. >> no sir if you read the memo. >> >> i have read it. >> the weekly testing of the devices and including interface testings daily and weekly scans are going on. taken together the problems with the launch have given the republicans an opening to regain footing. >> it's the president's ultimate spoferencibility, correct. spofer
>>> hi, everyone, i'm tamron hall. we are following developing news, kathleen sebelius accepted responsibility for the botched rollout of healthcare.gov and apologized to americans for glitches that have plagued that website. testifying before the house energy and commerce committee, sebelius called it a quote, miserably frustrating experience, only minutes into her testimony came the first testy exchange as marsha blackburn of tennessee pressed the secretary on why the site was still down this morning. >> this is what is happening right now with this website. we've had somebody in the back trying to sign on. it is down. it is not working. who is responsible for overseeing this project? is it you or your designee? >> we own the site. the site had serious problems. >> who is in charge? >> the question now in charge, qssi -- >> who was in charge -- >> was in charge and up until -- >> at that team, who is the individual? >> michelle snyder. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle? >> excuse me, congresswoman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. ho
're not in kansas anymore. >> kathleen sebelius apologizes, but what will the president say during his speech, live during this show? >>> as the pope is named one of the world's most powerful, a little boy didn't seem too intimidated. >>> plus, a marine under fire for warning his brothers in war about what would become an insider attack. >> we should be given a medal, not prosecuting him. >>> and cnn takes you to the most unequal place in america. this place, where there is no middle class. >>> hi, there. i'm brooke baldwin. great to be with you, but not a great day if you are kathleen sebelius. the health and human services secretary grilled today over obama care and the bungled launch of the website health r care.gov. fighting for her own life, tells the house committee today she's sorry. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of health care.gov, so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> the obama care website was only part of the three and a half hour grilling. secretary sebelius got from the house energy and commerce committee. ot
. all eyes on washington today as lawmakers prepare to grill kathleen sebelius on the disastrous obamacare rollout. will she take the fault or keep pointing that finger. >> i think there are going to be a lot of fingers. no wonder these two didn't look very friendly. russians handing out goody bags that spy on people. clever. >> plus before you pay seven bucks for a latte, listen up because we've gotted best cup of coffee that will not break the bank. "fox & friends" starts next. >> hello everybody. this is tim conway, and i'm here doing -- doesn't tell me. don't tell me. friends with the fox. >> after tim did that one yesterday, then brian blum, our audio guy, said can you lit. tim conway on the show yesterday. >> he was on. he had a brand-new book out. i believe it is still out. >> people are loving it. it is funny stuff. >>> problems with obamacare, another outage plaguing the website. we are live in washington. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: folks in connecticut looking to make accounts ran into trouble. the federal data service experienced a widespread outage with the
of it have manipulate it had. >> coming up. >> moving right along. >> moving right along, kathleen sebelius will finally be testifying on capitol hill tomorrow. we got our hands on a copy of her prepared remarks. we'll give you a sneak peek coming up. check out our new website at foxnews.com/thefive. stay with us. >>> tomorrow kathleen snowmobile us, secretary of health and human services, the agency at the center of the calamitous rollout of obama care, is going tof the house energy and commerce committee. we'll have complete coverage of that tomorrow night on "the five" but in advance of the hearing i was inspired over the weekend. i wrote a couple for knocksnews.com with five suggestions for house republicans on how to get the most out of her appearance on the hill tomorrow. these are the ones that i came up, and i'm sure there are others that my panelists here will be able to talk about. one is that they could take the opportunity to make a new impression. this is -- a lot of people will be watching tomorrow maybe for the first time, that they should come with more facts. they should bo
. >> the mun keonkey court was in session with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius fielding questions, of congressmen. did you know for example that kathleen sebelius used to be governor of kansas. >> madam sec scaretary you are kansas. >> you were governor in kansas. >> which is also the site of an iconic american film. >> there is a famous movie called the wizard of oz. >> i know we are not in kansas. >> people went to see the wizard because of the wonderful things he did. >> some might say we are actually in the wizard of ozland. >> that land you speak of, sir is called oz. but sebelius wasn't born in kansas which means she could not have run into the 90-year-old texas congressman ralph hall on a tricycle in meade, kansas. >> were you born in meade, kansas. >> no, in cincinnati, ohio. >> i was in third grade thought i saw you on a tricycle. >> who was the kathleen sebelius look alike in depression area kansas. we may never know. republicans moved on to the relative morality of an ad put out by a colorado nonprofit. >> do you agree with this advertising for obama care. >>
of this hearing today with kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary. georgia congressman, your doctor, you can't tell me you've read this law. marsha blackburn, we're not going to let you off the hook either. i think these republicans out to come out, raise their right hand and say i have read obama care, first page to last page. they wouldn't oh be bringing up these issues if they knew. it is clearly stated in the law about what happens to people who are going to lose the junk insurance. but the republicans have taken it, and they hoodwinked some of the people in the mainstream media to believe this is really a bad deal, and what obama is really doing is, well, he's screwing you. come on, folks. this is about moving america forward. john f. kennedy, we played a clip of him last night on this program from 50 years ago, talking about how other industrialized countries around the world are ahead of us. and they're still ahead of us. this is the catch-up mode. this is america getting the game for the american people. this is protecting consumers. the president at the top of his g
, they want people to have health care. they want to be able to show that this works. >> kathleen sebelius has been in the middle of this, carl, and is going before that committee on wednesday. what does she have to say? what can she do? >> i'm not in the -- giving cabinet secretaries advice. what has to be done is a show of recovered competence, and this has not been a very competent rollout. the president of the united states ought to be saying, look, we have screwed up in terms of how we have rolled this thing out. we're going to learn from it. but let's not be defeated, and let's not be put over on the side and marginalized by the fact that the opposition party has no interest in seeing this succeed. that's what people need to know. that's what bill clinton is talking about. the opposition party wants this buried, not for reasons of americans being healthy but for ideological reasons. once again the country is being ill served just like the government shutdown over ideology over the national interests which is what keeps happening with the republicans on capitol hill. make this thing work.
kathleen sebelius said the buck starts with her and promises to fix the federal health care website in a month you. >> thousands of babies die in this country because their mothers do not have access to adequate health care. some suggest obamacare may reverse that trend. >> the red sox are word champions! >> for the first time in more than 90 years, the boston red sox win the world series in front of the fenway faithful. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm thomas drayden. there are no allegations of spying by the n.s.a. >> documents have been obtained showing the agency used the september 11 attacks to defend its surveillance policies. >> in the 26 page document, the n.s.a. suggested talking points for officials, including after 9/11, it was determined the intelligence community failed to connect the dots. n.s.a. and partners must make sure we connect the dots so that the nation is never attacked again like it was on 9/11. the n.s.a.'s first responsibility is to defend the nation. >> erika has more on this story. what else have we learned from thi
kathleen sebelius about to take the mic. in her prepared remarks she's says "the initial consumer experience of healthcare.gov have not lived up to the expectations. american people and are not acceptable. we are committed to fixing these problems as soon as possible. s&p up 13 of the past 15 sessions. we do have a fed decision this afternoon. even initial reviews of the apple ipad air. as we monitor the hearing this morning in washington, let's get to jim. first, broad markets, we've not had a run look we've had this month in a long time. whether you're larry fink or others, people asking serious questions about when in ends and how it ends. >> you keep thinking it should end and then general motors comes out with a quarter that says, hey, listen, we're back, too. you keep thinking it will end and then i sit back and listen to some of these conference calls and various industries. buffalo wild wings. you can say they're small potatoes but they're blowing the number away. gilead last night, a remarkable quarter. i keep getting stunned by the facts, even though the thesis should be
the most hated woman in america, kathleen sebelius grilled on the hill today. her testimony was distracted and at times arrogant. to some she seemed tee didn't want to be there but it was this that caught our attention. remember, when you take the stand in congress, you raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth. >> the website has never crashed. it is functional but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. >> that caught the attention of texas congressman pete olson who drilled holes through that claim just moments later. listen. >> the program has crashed and burned at least three times and the user is still having problems. it's been down the whole time you've been testifying. the system is down at this moment. >> so we're going to dig into all that and a whole lot more from today's testimony. before we do that, we want you to join our discussion. right now we want every one of you to attempt to log into the healthcare.gov website, click an tell us what happened. we'll be monitoring your responses throughout the show and read several of them to
kathleen sebelius got the grilling she knew she would be getting on capitol hill. we'll break down the contentious back and forth. >>> then of course it is halloween this morning. we have an absolutely terrifying blood chilling story to tell you about. brace yourselves, everyone, chocolate the price of it may be going up and wine, too, if it couldn't get more frightening. there's a global shortage of both. oh, the horror, clutch the pearls. more on that coming up. >>> first we begin in boston where the red sox are the toast of the town. the team winning its third world series in nine years, beating the st. louis cardinals in six games. and they did it at home in fenway park. the first time that's been done since 1918, everybody. john berman, a certified member of the red sox nation is live at fenway. morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, kate. i'm an objective reporter. i'm objective and i can tell you what happened last night was awesome. objectively. you can see behind me there's still cans and cups on the field here. it was a celebration like no other. there was so much to c
for kathleen sebelius. west virginia senator joe manchin called for a year delay on the mandate but sebelius stepping down is a bad idea. >> i think she should stay and i think she will get the job done and i think she needs to bring people around her and i think she can do that. we got to move forward. if you want to kill the program and start making all changes it would kill the program. bill: on other side a chorus of republicans say sebelius needs to go now. one republican calling her a laughingstock. karl rove is on that. we'll ask him about what he thinks about all this coming up in a couple minutes with karl. martha: tough week for her,s that for sure. growing calls for some kind of a delay from senator manchin and others out there. what would that mean for the u.s. economy? joining me now, stew varney host of "varney & company" on the fox business network. good morning to you. >> good morning, martha. martha: a lot of people have mixed reactions to the whole thing. some people said, well, you know what, if it is delayed that could be a good thing. >> that is the case. let's suppose w
hear if anything that was new from kathleen sebelius today in her testimony, anything? >> well, know, it was a full throat defense of the affordable care act, i think, and she did a necessary job to go out and try to confront the critics and explain what was happening. two things was somewhat curious. she said the website never crashed, in fact, it had, it crashed this morning. the second one was she was apologizing which she certainly needed to do. the president did an inadequate job of that as well. then she shifted the blame to the contractors and when you're apologizing, you're apologizing for something you're responsible for and then she shifted it to the contractors. i thought of harry truman's line was that the buck stops here and she said the buck stops there. >> for people who are getting cancellation notices. how would you describe the individual market before--before the affordable care act because we heard the president describe it. >> sure, some the aspects he described are accurate. you have 14 million people who are on the individual market, they don't get their covera
with kathleen sebelius, head of health and human services, there she is promising, swearing to god she is going to tell the truth. note to kathleen sebelius. the next time you go to capitol hill to testify about your website, make sure the website is actually working, because at one point during the program yesterday as she sat in the hot seat for three hours, somebody on their ipad brought it out and said hey, look, it's not working right now. that's the screen she got. if you missed the three hours, here's a little summary of it and then we're going to chat about what she said. >> here we are now five weeks into enrollment. the news seems to get worse by the day. >> sir, i was informed that we were ready to launch on october 1. i told the president that we were ready to go. clearly i was wrong. >> you're saying that the president is not responsible for h.h.s.? >> sir, i didn't say that. >> it is the president's ultimate responsibility; correct? >> clearly -- whatever. we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do to date, although i would
services secretary kathleen sebelius will testify about the problems with the website. renee elmers of north carolina is one of the committee members who will committee is sebelius. >> why did she repeatedly tell us by that october 1st, that website would be ready to go, that every american would be able to come on? i also want to understand, who did what when. who was calling the shots? i'd also like to know from kathleen sebelius, how am i going to respond? i'm getting thousands of requests from reaching out to my office, telling me that their health care premiums are going up and their health care plan they have is being canceled. >> nbc's white house correspondent peter alexander joins us. based on what that one member of congress wants to ask, you have a laundry list. it's going to be a hot one on k will be speaking and president obama simultaneously to massachusetts, they implemented something to obama care in 2007-2008. white house advisers say we're okay here. we expect most signups to happen in later months. if you take the example of massachusetts, only 123 people signed u
>>> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius had a bad day on capitol hill, telling president obama kept his health care promise, that obama care is working while apologizing for the fact that it doesn't. i'm lou dobbs. >>> good evening, everybody. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius today testified before the house energy and commerce committee. on the disastrous obama carrollout. sebelius took responsibility for the website failure while making the outrageous claim that the website has actually never crashed. >> we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do to date, although i would suggest the website has never crashed, it is functional but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. >> and at the very moment that sebelius made that statement, the healthcare.gov system was down. and it stayed down for the duration of the hearing. sebelius did offer an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not l
'm responsible. >> woodruff: secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius faced 3.5 hours of questioning on capitol hill today about the troubled affordable care act. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. also ahead this wednesday, an exclusive interview with senate republican leader, mitch mcconnell on the challenges facing his party, and on various political firestorms, including whether sebelius should resign over the botched health care rollout. >> i don't think albert einstein could make it work. it can't work, it won't work, and i feel sorry for her to have to be put in a position where she's trying to make something work out that won't. >> woodruff: and worries about pint-sized players taking big hits and getting head injuries. we delve into the debate over kids' sports, and the risk of concussions. >> woodruff: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> my customers can shop around; see who does good work and compare costs. it can also work th
services secretary kathleen sebelius just days away from her testimony before congress. wende wendell live at the white house. >> reporter: there are going to be tough questions for secretary sebelius when she testifies before a house committee on wednesday. sunday's shutdown came just a few days after she assured reporters that the online experience was getting better. hhs officials say a verizon data hub went down. it's supposed to be back up now, but white house officials admit the system is still not operating as it should. a couple of democratic senators say the website's problems are reason enough to delay the requirement that people who can afford health insurance buy it next year. new hampshire senator gene shaheen wants a couple months' delay. joe manchin wants the delay for all of next year. meanwhile, kaiser health says hundreds of thousands of people have been sent cancellation notices by their insurance companies which is ammunition for the critics who challenged the president's promise if you like your insurance, you can keep it. blue cross officials say their subscribers are
. not for the red sox but to speak about the affordable care act. kathleen sebelius is expected for the blame contractors. >> she's profiling. call in caroline kennedy. >> saying they did not meet expectations. >> it's the proift sector's fault. >> however, late last night, chairman darryl is sa ell issa government agency there was not adequate november time to test the website. the woman in charge of the obama care marketplace testified before congress and apologized for issues with the site. he was asked when we will see how many people signed up for coverage through the obama care exchanges. >> you have no numbers on who's enrolled, so have you for the idea? >> we will have those numbers available mid-november. >> i am saying you will publicly release those number, do you have an idea on a weekly basis how many people have enrolled, how do you know how many people are enrolled? >> jeremy kemp, we will have those numbers mid-november. >> i am sure you have been termed a quarterback of the rollout. i am sure you did not choose those words yourself. can you guarantee no americans will have a
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